Expertise and its Tensions

  • Maria Åkerman VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Jaakko Taipale Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Sampsa Saikkonen Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Ismo Kantola Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Finland
  • Harley Bergroth Department of Social Research, University of Turku, Finland


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